8.1 Superannuation laws contain a number of age-based rules regarding the accumulation of, and access to, superannuation. This chapter examines these restrictions and explores whether they affect mature age workforce participation. The ALRC outlines two main directions for potential reform. First, the ALRC proposes the removal of age-based rules restricting superannuation accumulation. The proposed reforms aim to address the messages these rules convey about retirement expectations. Secondly, the ALRC questions whether the age-based rules regarding access to superannuation benefits are appropriately set to facilitate mature age workforce participation—particularly given contemporary trends regarding increased longevity, improved health and the nature of work.